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Morning Roundup: July 26, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Kerry Kennedy was on Ambien during car crash, Bloomberg plots to tackle NYC's alcohol consumption, and Frances Bean Cobain councils Demi Moore's daughters. MORE  

One Third of Painkiller Deaths Involve Methadone

By Valerie Tejeda

Methadone is best known as a treatment for heroin addicts. It's also prescribed for pain far too often. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Summer is peak time for teens to try drugs and booze, racism can prompt addiction problems, and Dr. Drew responds to allegations of GlaxoSmithKline payments. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 21, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Iran's alcohol intake concerns health officials, genetics may play a role in the body's response to painkillers, and Edie Falco explains addiction to her son. MORE  

Cali Couple's Devious Drug Trick Backfires

By Valerie Tejeda

Two attorneys are caught red-handed planting drugs on a volunteer at their son's elementary school. MORE  

Derek Boogaard Was Prescribed Thousands of Pills

By Adam K. Raymond

The late NHL enforcer left behind a paper trail detailing the thousands of pills he was prescribed, his father reveals. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 30, 2012

By Bryan Le

Colombian rebels release video of captured French reporter, California only uses 6% of tobacco tax on anti-smoking programs, and drunk woman blows hole in house with Merc. MORE  

"The Situation" Opens Up on Rehab Stint

By Valerie Tejeda

The Jersey Shore star says he's now "in a good place" after struggling with a painkiller addiction. MORE  

ER "Toothache" Pain 'Scripts Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

Too many patients and too little time give ER doctors trouble deciding who needs meds and who just wants them. MORE  

Rehab Doc: Rx Painkillers Make More Pain

By Hunter R. Slaton

Opioids may cause more problems than they solve, feeding into a vicious cycle of trauma, pain and addiction. MORE  

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